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Governments worldwide have the potential to save 153 million lives in the next century, if they commit to an accelerated reduction of fossil fuel emissions. These are the latest findings from a study from Duke University, that puts a tangible figure to the premature deaths we can expect if our air quality doesn’t improve from the current state.

The study comes fresh off the back of another report published last week in the journal Nature, which attributed 38,000 premature deaths each year solely to the emissions of nitrogen oxide from diesel cars.

While financial and environmental factors have been major drivers in climate change action, the new study places a real emphasis on the human cost of poor air qualition

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